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Where Have You Gone, IBM?

The company that built the world’s nos. 2 and 3 most powerful supercomputers is to all appearances backing away from the supercomputer systems business. IBM, whose Summit and Sierra CORAL-1 systems set the global standard for pre-exascale supercomputing, failed to win any of the three exascale contracts, and since then IBM has seemingly withdrawn from the HPC systems field. This has been widely discussed within the HPC community for at least the last 18 months. In fact, an industry analyst told us that as long ago as the annual ISC Conference in Frankfurt four years ago, he was shocked when IBM told him the company was no longer interested in the HPC business per se….

ISC 2021 Calls for HPC Research Papers by Dec. 10, 2020

Submissions are now open for the ISC High Performance (ISC 2021) Research Paper Sessions. These sessions offer engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government the opportunity to share their latest research in the fields of HPC, networking, storage, machine learning and data analytics with the ISC audience. Submissions will be accepted through December 10, […]

HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.

Fujitsu to Ship 649 TFLOPS System with Fugaku HPC Technology to Canon for ‘No-prototype’ Product Development

Technology from the world’s No. 1 supercomputer, Fugaku, located at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, is making its way into the commercial sphere. Fujitsu Ltd. today announced that Canon, Inc., has ordered a Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX1000 unit, expected to achieve theoretical computational performance of 648.8 teraflops (TFLOPS). Intended to support Canon’s “no-prototype” […]

Innovations in Simulation, HPC, Big Data and AI at Teratec Digital Forum 2020 — Oct. 13-14

On October 13 and 14, the digital version of the next Teratec Forum will present a review of the latest international advances in simulation, HPC, Big Data and AI. The virtual exhibition will present the latest technologies from nearly 50 exhibitors, including manufacturers and publishers, suppliers and integrators of hardware, software and services solutions, universities […]

Altair Acquires HPC I/O Diagnostics Specialist Ellexus

Altair has announced its second acquisition in two days. The company today announced the acquisition of Ellexus, an input/output (I/O) analysis tool designed to help customers address issues quickly, improving speed accuracy and cloud readiness. Ellexus software products, Mistral and Breeze, are used for I/O diagnostics, optimization, and dependency detection by HPC administrators of large enterprises. […]

Altair Acquires HPC Workload Management Specialist Univa

Altair has acquired Univa, an enterprise-grade workload management, scheduling, and optimization solutions company for HPC and artificial intelligence (AI) on-premises and in the cloud. Altair, which designs data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, provides HPC workload and workflow management technology to the manufacturing, weather, research, and government verticals, and is a software provider […]

Teradata Expands Data Science Collaboration Capabilities

Cloud data analytics specialist Teradata has released collaborative features to its Vantage platform designed to reduce the friction between data scientists, business analysts, data engineers and business managers – some of whom may use different tools and languages. Enhancements include expanded native support for R and Python, with the ability to call more Vantage-native analytic […]

Video: GigaIO on Optimizing Compute Resources for ML, HPDA and other Advanced Workloads

In this interview, GigaIO CEO Alan Benjamin talks about systems performance problems and wasted compute resources when implementing ML, HPDA and other high demand workloads that involve high data volumes. At issue, Benjamin explains, is today’s rack architecture, which is decades old and unsuited for combinations of CPUs, GPUs and other accelerators needed for advanced computing strategies. The answer: the “composable disaggregated infrastructure.”

The Future of HPC for Manufacturing

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Lenovo and Intel explain how High-Performance Computing (HPC) has gone mainstream and forever changed the world of engineering and design. The adoption of HPC systems with Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software for high-fidelity modeling and simulation is on the rise among the automotive, aerospace, discrete manufacturing, and healthcare robotics industries, to name a few.